Livability

Livability Flourish Project

People’s health and wellbeing improves when they have friends and good support. Livability’s horticultural therapy programme brings people with physical disabilities, mental health and dependency issues to work together and form a community that grows and sells food to the wider community in Dorset.

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 12:00 PM, 29 November 2016 to 12:01 PM, 6 December 2016

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1116530)

Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£2,500

Amount raised

£6,155

Donations

6

    Category

  • Health/WellbeingHealth/Wellbeing

    Helping

Location

Situation

Many people in society feel isolated and inclusion in their community is difficult. Disabled people are often the most isolated people in society. In the UK, 3.7 million people living in families where at least one member is disabled, are in relative income poverty. Research shows that making new friends and feeling part of a community has a positive impact on life and health outcomes. That’s why the Flourish programme at our Dorset based wellbeing centre Livability Holton Lee is so important.

Solution

Flourish helps people we support learn new life skills and grow confidence through gardening and time outdoors. Using positive psychology we focus on: Positive emotions, doing an activity which is engaging and absorbing, develop relationships with people, gain a feeling of self-worth through meaning and purpose when they help others, A sense of accomplishment through gardening everyday and the activities they take part in. E.g. when they plant a seed they will be able to see it flourish and grow